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Robin Goodfellow's Racing Tips: Best bets for Saturday, October 24

Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Saturday, October 24

Trust in ONE RULER (Doncaster, 2.55) to dictate terms and land Saturday’s Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes.

After sweeping the board with last year’s leading two-year-old Pinatubo, Godolphin are yet to discover a ready-made replacement. But both the selection and La Barrosa, who runs in today’s Group One Saint-Cloud Criterium, will be hoping to establish themselves at the top of this season’s juvenile pecking order with victories.

The case for One Ruler is strong given that he overcame what appeared a difficult track position to land Newmarket’s Autumn Stakes with a degree of ease and class.

Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Saturday’s meetings

Admittedly, the base level of that form and a cosy two-length defeat of Van Gogh in Group Three company is a little way short of that produced by chief market rival Wembley in the Dewhurst Stakes and further improvement will be required.

However, Charlie Appleby’s Dubawi colt stepped forward markedly last time for the first try at a mile on soft ground and he is returning to the scene of his rather unfortunate run in the Flying Scotsman Stakes when beaten by New Mandate.

That event has already produced a host of winners as well as highly creditable efforts from those down the field like Thank You Next (fifth) who was narrowly touched off in a Newmarket Group Three on her next start.

Hopefully, previous track experience will count for something this afternoon and Godolphin can claim their first win in this afternoon’s historic race since Ibn Khaldun in 2007.

Cheltenham stage the second day of their opening fixture and FLINCK (Cheltenham, nap, 3.15) looks an interesting contender in the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle. The six-year-old is yet to tackle the undulations of Prestbury Park, but he coped well enough with Chepstow on his reappearance when third to Tea Clipper in a hot handicap.

I get the impression there will be more to come now that he tackles a stiffer test of stamina.


2.05 Anna Bunina

2.40 Southfield Stone

3.15 Flinck (nap)

3.50 Cogry

4.25 Streets Of Doyen

5.00 Osca Loca

5.35 Smurphy Enki


2.05 Allmankind (nap)

2.40 Not That Fuisse

3.15 Flinck

3.50 Frodon

4.25 Streets Of Doyen

5.00 Plantagenet

5.35 My Drogo



1.10 Fishable

1.45 Zamaani

2.20 Came From The Dark

2.55 One Ruler

3.30 Conservatoire

4.05 Ejtilaab

4.40 Right Action

5.10 Super Den


1.10 Laafy

1.45 Helmont

2.20 Wrenthorpe

2.55 One Ruler (nb)

3.30 Sir Maxi

4.05 Musicality

4.40 It Had To Be You

5.10 Velma

NEWMARKET – 2.55 One Ruler (nb)

NORTHERNER – 2.20 Mighty Spirit (nap); 4.40 Erich Bloch (nb).



1.50 Oasis Cove

2.25 Caribou

3.00 Gift List

3.35 Laneqash

4.10 Euchen Glen

4.45 Surrey Pride (nb)

5.20 Enhanced


1.50 Enjoy

2.25 Mahaamel

3.00 Little Kitten

3.35 Laneqash

4.10 Euchen Glen

4.45 Tempus

5.20 Dance King

NEWMARKET – 3.35 Existent (nap)



12.50 Chuvelo

1.25 Universal Folly

1.59 Tekiblue de L’Orme

2.33 Truckers Lodge

3.08 Rob Royal

3.43 Lastin’ Memories

4.18 Court Jurado

4.53 Petite Ganache


12.50 Chuvelo

1.25 Universal Folly

1.59 Darius Des Sources

2.33 Some Chaos

3.08 Rob Royal

3.43 Mint Gold

4.18 Southeast Rose

4.53 Petite Ganache



4.07 Inveigle

4.42 Smokey

5.15 Indian Pursuit

5.45 Burke And Wills

6.15 Nigel Nott

6.45 Red For All

7.15 Byford

7.45 Taima

8.15 Bad Attitude


4.07 Inveigle

4.42 Captain Ryan

5.15 Indian Pursuit

5.45 Alamora

6.15 Rock Sound

6.45 Red For All

7.15 Thrill Seeker

7.45 Jen’s Lad

8.15 Bad Attitude

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